Afghanistan: Supporting Investigative Reporting & Civil Society
Years active: 2017-2018
To encourage a culture of constructive public debate and critical thinking in Afghanistan by developing a networked and professionalised local media sector across platforms that values in-depth reporting and promotes good governance and the rule of law.
The project will identify and work with a cadre of Afghan journalists and related NGOs to build strong nationwide local media capacity, sharing learning and expertise around the need for greater accountability. It will establish a network of peer support for trained journalists (especially women) and targeted organisations to produce high-quality and critical content supporting the related goals of building capacity in the media sector and civil society to improve governance, accountability, and rule of law.
Event provides forum for participants to network and share experiences.
Customers in southern province complain that they are being treated unfairly.
Locals turn to tribal mediation in the absence of access to formal justice processes.
Huge swathes of farmland wiped out by high rainfall and snowmelt.
Ancient temples and gardens in mountainous eastern province risk being lost forever.
A lack of representation has led to a vicious circle of marginalisation.
Calls for substantive economic and social support for those setting up their own enterprises.
A combination of ignorance and willful neglect means female relatives are often excluded.
Initiative aims to improve chaotic conditions on often perilous routes.